MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- Are you curious about acupuncture and what it could do for you? Have you been interested in trying it, but not ready to make a commitment without getting more information?

Wellspring Health Collective, the area’s only center dedicated to alternative and holistic health and wellness, is offering an introduction to this practice. Wellspring’s newest practitioners, acupuncturists Jessica Yunker and Jennifer O’Brien, will host two workshops designed to provide a gentle introduction to acupuncture and educate the public about the benefits of this ancient healing method.

There will be two sessions offered. The first will be held on Monday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. with Jennifer O’Brien and the second will be  held on Thursday, July 2 at 9 a.m. with Jessica Yunker. Each session will follow the same format, and will consist of an introduction to acupuncture with free time for questions and answers, followed by a group mini-treatment session. These mini-treatments are not designed to address specific conditions -- they're intended to give people a sense of what acupuncture is like, and to receive a treatment aimed at overall relaxation and stress reduction.

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The entire session, including talk,Q+A and mini treatments will last approximately 90 minutes. Charge for the session is $20 per person.

To register for either session, please contact Jennifer O’Brien at (973) 544-8381 or at jenniferobrienlac@gmail.com.

About Jennifer O’Brien

Jennifer O’Brien, MS, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist specializing in women’s health and fertility issues. Since receiving her Masters of Science from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2009, Jennifer has studied in Beijing, China, earned a certificate in Chinese Dietary Therapy and has apprenticed with several skilled practitioners in the field of fertility to enhance her practice. Jennifer believes in a holistic approach to health and tailors her treatment plans to fit each patient’s individual needs.

About Jessica Yunker

Jessica I. Yunker, MS, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist. She studied at Touro College, and has been in practice since 2006. Jessica has a special interest in the treatment of mental health and women's health issues. Prior to opening her acupuncture practice, Jessica spent several years studying and developing anxiety and depression medications in a hospital setting.

About Wellspring Health Collective

Founded in 2012 by Sue Rexford and Lynda Rountree, Wellspring Health Collective brings the best practitioners in health and wellness under one roof. Wellspring offers discussion and support groups on divorce, personal organization and yoga and more. Massage and bodywork, including reiki, swedish massage, shiatsu, reflexology, pre- and post-natal, breast treatments, deep tissue, sports and neuromuscular massage and so much more. Also included at Wellspring are those specializing in chiropractic, psychotherapy, movement, aromatherapy, nutrition, and meditation workshops. A full roster of practitioners and events can be found at www.wellspringhealthnj.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/WellspringHealthCollective.

Wellspring Health Collective is located at 697 Valley Street in Maplewood, NJ. To book appointments or for more information, call 973-996-2012.